Every aspect of our school is imbued with our Catholic Faith. Students are immersed in an environment which fosters growth in faith and virtue. From times of prayer… to Religion class… to our instruction in virtue, students are invited to grow in their love of God and neighbor.
Students receive preparation for the Sacraments of Initiation through their religion classes. Second graders prepare for their First Confession and 3rd graders prepare for Confirmation and First Communion. Sacramental preparation is also available for those who transfer into our school without previously receiving their Sacraments.
Prayer is nothing else than an intimate sharing between friends, says St. Teresa of Avila. Students are invited to develop a true friendship with Jesus Christ through the many opportunities provided for personal and community prayer: Mass, Adoration, the daily Examen prayer, the Rosary and much more.
The Virtue Curriculum is designed to assist families in learning and living the virtuous life. Grades Pre-K – 8th study the same virtue each month in order to place a special focus and emphasis on putting the virtue into practice. Once a month a student from each grade is selected by their class for being a model of exemplifying that virtue throughout the month. These students are acknowledged at the School Assembly which assists in reinforcing and encouraging virtuous living as a whole school.
Philosophy of Discipline
The teachers of Saints Peter and Paul follow St. John Bosco’s philosophy of education and his ‘preventive method’ of discipline using vigilance, patience, kindness, and positive encouragement. This method features a respectful, consistent presence of the staff who model appropriate behavior as the children learn self-discipline and cooperation. Learning appropriate behavior is akin to learning in all other areas: it requires many trials before success can be expected.
In this method, children will begin to take responsibility for their behavior as they learn from consequences. This method will always maintain respect for the integrity of the children: they will be recognized for good behavior or will know that they are loved in spite of their unacceptable behavior.